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Second prize winner of the 5th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. Read more

Postcard Story Contest 8 Comments

The resource towns along the west coast of Canada— those that have survived, and those that haven't— tell a story of land's end, as a place and as a possibility. Read more

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In Afghanistan there is a fifth season that begins in spring, continues through summer and fall, then ebbs in winter: it's called the fighting season. Read more

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Fact and fiction are intermingled in this "novel" about growing up Mennonite in the Fraser Valley. Read more

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Newly collected stories and memoirs from the great Mavis Gallant. Read more

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The hilarious story of Audrey Flowers’s mysterious upbringing in Newfoundland, narrated in part by her pet tortoise, is equally enjoyable on the second read. Read more

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A trip across the country, with didgeridoo and Trudeau too. Read more

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A passionate and (nearly) complete compendium from an emotionally invested fanatic. Read more

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Meet the new bosses of a futuristic New York. Same as the old boss? Read more

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Anne Michaels’s second novel, The Winter Vault, was published thirteen years after her debut, Fugitive Pieces. Was it worth the wait? Read more

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Leonard Cohen pays a visit to the neighborhood in song. Read more

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“Adopt a reading pseudonym” is but one piece of advice offered in The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara & Lenin Play Chess by Andrei Codrescu, reviewed by Michal Kozlowski. Read more

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Stephen Osborne reviews Kahn & Engelmann, a German novel by Hans Eichner hailed as a masterpiece in Europe. Read more

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Spotting a Russian Prime Minister and a fallen Soviet movie star in the grocery aisle. Read more

Prose

When you find yourself laid up in a sterile hospital room, which books do you want to have with you? Read more

Columns 2 Comments

Creative inspiration and the meaning of art can be found anywhere—often by accident. Read more

PHOTOGRAPHY 2 Comments

We plan, like architects to bring the outdoors in. Read more

Poetry

Why does one culture give a flower a pretty, poetic name, while another culture names it in a seemingly derogatory way? Read more

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A decadent feast of poetry; but what will it do to your heart? Read more

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Is there a recent comprehensive list of Indigenous groups in Canada?

 
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